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NCAA Tournament 2021 First Round: Game Times, TV Schedules, Announcers, and How to Stream Online

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The first day of the tournament didn’t disappoint.

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The first day of the NCAA Tournament seemed like it was determined to make up for missing last year.

It all started off on the right foot with the first game of the day going to overtime, where Florida barely bested Virginia Tech. The Rick Barnes March futility tour continued, with No. 5 Tennessee losing to No. 12 Oregon State. It was the Beavers first tournament win since 1982. The biggest upset of the day probably came from No. 15 Oral Roberts, who began the storied tradition of busting brackets by taking down the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes.

This is March.

No. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 Georgetown, 9:15 am, CBS

  • Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas/AJ Ross

No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 13 UNC Greensboro, 9:45 am, truTV

  • Brian Anderson/Jim Jackson/Allie LaForce

No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 14 Eastern Washington, 10:15 am, TBS

  • Brad Nessler/Steve Lavin/Evan Washburn

No. 8 LSU vs. No. 9 St Bonaventure, 10:45 am, TNT

  • Carter Blackburn/Debbie Antonelli/Evan Washburn

No. 1 Michigan vs. No. 16 Texas Southern, 12:00 pm, CBS

  • Ian Eagle/Grant Hill/Jamie Erdahl

No. 5 Creighton vs. No. 12 UC Santa Barbara, 12:30 pm, truTV

  • Lisa Byington/Steve Smith/AJ Ross

No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 15 Iona, 1:00 pm. TBS

  • Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas/AJ Ross

No. 6 USC vs. No. 11 Drake, 1:30 pm, TNT

  • Brian Anderson/Jim Jackson/Allie LaForce

No. 2 Iowa vs. No. 15 Grand Canyon, 3:25 pm, TBS

  • Brad Nessler/Steve Lavin/Evan Washburn

No. 7 Connecticut vs. No. 10 Maryland, 4:10 pm, CBS

  • Ian Eagle/Grant Hill/Jamie Erdahl

No. 4 Virginia vs. No. 13 Ohio, 4:15 pm, truTV

  • Carter Blackburn/Debbie Antonelli/Evan Washburn

No. 8 Oklahoma vs. No. 9 Missouri, 4:25 pm, TNT

  • Tom McCarthy/Avery Johnson/AJ Ross

No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 Norfolk State, 6:20 pm, TBS

  • Brian Anderson/Jim Jackson/Allie LaForce

No. 6 BYU vs. No. 11 UCLA, 6:40 pm, CBS

  • Andrew Catalon/Steve Lappas/AJ Ross

No. 3 Texas vs. No. 14 Abilene Christian, 6:50 pm, truTV

  • Lisa Byington/Steve Smith/AJ Ross

No. 7 Oregon vs. No. 10 VCU, 6:57 pm, TNT

  • Brad Nessler/Steve Lavin/Evan Washburn